COURTESY PHOTO This 1944 photo shows Odis Wise and his wife Dorothy with their children. Front row from left are Syble and Wylie. Back row from left are Dan, Dorothy, Marvin, Odis and LaVern.

By David Lowe

Dispatch Record

For Kempner resident Dan Wise, the 75th anniversary of World War II’s Battle of the Bulge is not just a piece of history. It is personal.

JEFF LOWE | DISPATCH RECORD Cameron Everts, carrying the ball near the sideline, scored twice and converted a fourth down in triple coverage in his last high school game.

Carthage scored a touchdown with 13.8 seconds left in the game -- and broke up a Lampasas pass in the end zone as the final buzzer sounded -- to beat the Badgers 49-42 in the state semifinal round Friday. The Badgers ended the season at 13-2 (a school record for most wins in a season).

Kakehashi: a bridge between worlds

In Japanese, the word “kakehashi” translates loosely to “bridge,” meaning a bridge between nations. Bridging cultural gaps was exactly what Lampasas High School senior Alexis Hamilton had the opportunity to

Whitehead, Porter untouchable on offense

The Badgers tied a school record for most single-season wins (12), tied their seasonbest scoring, and Jaylon Porter had his career-best receiving day as Lampasas beat Needville 66-44. Lampasas (12-1)

Abby Martin (1) dives for a loose ball.

Lampasas beat Luling 63-39 at home Tuesday to enter the Thanksgiving break at 9-2 in varsity girls' basketball. 

Abby Martin scored nine points. Jessica Ball scored eight, including a pair of three-pointers in the third quarter. 

Article Image Alt Text

Lampasas beat Gonzales 56-6 on Friday to win the area football championship. This was the Badgers' first area title since 1993.

Lampasas (11-1) will play Needville (10-2) at noon on Nov. 30 at the Alamodome in San Antonio for the regional semifinals.